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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Freeport.

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How Far From Freeport to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Freeport to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Freeport to:

  • Montgomery [Map], which is the Seat of Montgomery County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West. If you could walk a straight line from Freeport to Montgomery, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W). The buggy would take nearly four hours and walking would take five to six hours.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 678 miles [1,091.1 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 39 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,576 miles [10,583 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,278 miles [11,712.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,157 miles [8,299.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Freeport ...

We have found 25 communities that share the name Freeport.

While the name Freeport is unique within Alabama, we know of another 25 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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California

Sacramento County

Our profile page for Freeport, Sacramento County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,025 miles [3,258.9 km] to the West Northwest

Florida

Walton County

Our profile page for Freeport, Walton County   [Map]
Distance: About 127 miles [204.4 km] to the South

Illinois

Stephenson County

Our profile page for Freeport, Stephenson County   [Map]
Distance: About 713 miles [1,147.5 km] to the North Northwest

Indiana

Jackson County

Our profile page for Freeport, Jackson County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Jackson County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Shelby County

Our profile page for Freeport, Shelby County   [Map]
Distance: About 505 miles [812.7 km] to the North

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Iowa

Winneshiek County

Our profile page for Freeport, Winneshiek County   [Map]
Distance: About 816 miles [1,313.2 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Harper County

Our profile page for Freeport, Harper County   [Map]
Distance: About 746 miles [1,200.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Maine

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Freeport, Cumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,172 miles [1,886.2 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Barry County

Our profile page for Freeport, Barry County   [Map]
Distance: About 720 miles [1,158.7 km] to the North

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Minnesota

Stearns County

Our profile page for Freeport, Stearns County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,027 miles [1,652.8 km] to the North Northwest

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Nebraska

Banner County

Our profile page for Freeport, Banner County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Banner County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New York

Nassau County

Our profile page for Freeport, Nassau County   [Map]
Distance: About 898 miles [1,445.2 km] to the Northeast

Queens County

Our profile page for Freeport, Queens County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Queens County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Freeport   [Map]
Distance: About 1,344 miles [2,163 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Harrison County

Our profile page for Freeport, Harrison County   [Map]
Distance: About 605 miles [973.7 km] to the North Northeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Freeport   [Map]
Distance: About 824 miles [1,326.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Armstrong County

Our profile page for Freeport, Armstrong County   [Map]
Distance: About 675 miles [1,086.3 km] to the North Northeast

Erie County

Our profile page for Freeport, Erie County   [Map]
Distance: About 763 miles [1,227.9 km] to the North Northeast

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Quebec

Our profile page for Freeport   [Map]
Distance: About 1,138 miles [1,831.4 km] to the North Northeast

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Texas

Brazoria County

Our profile page for Freeport, Brazoria County   [Map]
Distance: About 599 miles [964 km] to the West Southwest

Hale County

Our profile page for Freeport, Hale County
This community is historic.
Although located in Hale County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Virginia

Gloucester County

Our profile page for Freeport, Gloucester County   [Map]
Distance: About 648 miles [1,042.9 km] to the Northeast

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Washington

Cowlitz County

Our profile page for Freeport, Cowlitz County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Cowlitz County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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West Virginia

Preston County

Our profile page for Freeport, Preston County   [Map]
Distance: About 609 miles [980.1 km] to the Northeast

Wirt County

Our profile page for Freeport, Wirt County   [Map]
Distance: About 538 miles [865.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Montgomery County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Freeport. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Montgomery County: www.mc-ala.org/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that starts in Freeport. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Freeport) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Freeport. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3479, Longitude: -86.0741     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Freeport have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Freeport to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 313.168 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.538 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.257 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

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<8>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Freeport, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Freeport.



 
 
 

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